Montana State University

Office of Sponsored Programs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172470
Bozeman, MT 59717-2470

Tel: (406) 994-2381
Fax: (406) 994-7951
Location: 309 Montana Hall


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Federal Agency Information

This page provides direct links to specific Federal agency information and materials. Federal Agencies | Gateways to Federal Locators | Other (CFDA, CFR, FR, CBD, FDP)

Federal Agencies - Find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.  MSU is a registered user.  PIs should download Adobe Reader, then the application instructions and forms.  OSP submits the proposal.  See also: MSU tips

afosr AFOSR - Air Force Office of Scientific Research

usaid AID - U.S. Agency for International Development

aro ARO - Army Research Office

DARPA DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

doc DOC - Department of Commerce

dod DOD - Department of Defense

doe DOE - Department of Energy

doed DoED - Department of Education

hhs DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services


doi DOI - Department of the Interior

doj DOJ - Department of Justice

dot DOT - Department of Transportation epa EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

nasa NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

nea NEA - National Endowment for the Arts
neh NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities

nih NIH - National Institutes of Health

nist NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
nsf NSF - National Science Foundation

ONR - Office of Naval Research

sba SBA - Small Business Administration
usda USDA - Department of Agriculture

flag USIP - United States Institute of Peace

Gateways to Federal Locators

Other Federal Grant Information

cfda Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) CFDA numbers are identifying numbers for a federal assistance program. The CFDA gives comprehensive information on grants and other forms of assistance available from programs across the whole federal government. In addition, it provides a wealth of information on such topics as the organizational structure of federal agencies and grant proposal writing. USA.Gov is the first ever U.S. Government website that provides the public with a single on-line portal that connects to information and resources from all 27 million federal agency web pages. FirstGov allows citizens to search all on-line federal government resources from one site, conduct searches by topic rather than by agency, and have access to federal government information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

cfr Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Compilation of all final regulations issued by federal agencies and published annually by the National Archives and Records Administration.

fedreg Federal Register (access via Government Printing Office [GPO] gateway). A daily compilation of federal regulations and legal notices, presidential proclamations and executive orders, federal agency documents having general applicability and legal effect, documents required to be published by act of Congress, and other federal agency documents of public interest; prepared by the National Archives and Records Administration for public distribution by the Government Printing Office.

cbd Commerce Business Daily (CBD) Published by the Department of Commerce, it is the medium through which the federal government announces bidding opportunities for procurement of equipment, services, materials, or research through contracts; subcontracting leads; contract awards, sales of surplus property; and foreign business opportunities.

Fed Biz Opps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.